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Did Meghan Markle's Heels Cause Her Bunions?

Did Meghan Markle's Heels Cause Her Bunions?

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay - Founder and Designer of Sole Bliss Shoes - Shoes for Bunions & Wide Feet

Even the Glamorous Royals get Bunions too!


Does Meghan Markle have bunions? We all love to know what Meghan Markle wears from head to toe on a daily basis, but since the Duchess went barefoot during her debut royal tour in New Zealand; there’s been non-stop chatter about her bunions!



The Duchess suffers from bunions which is a common foot problem affecting 10 million women in the UK alone. Bunions can be painful, embarrassing and a nuisance to bunion sufferers, particularly to those who enjoy fashionable footwear such as stylish Meghan who often finds it hard to resist a pair of high heels.




Why does Meghan Markle have Bunions?


As podiatrist Robert Duff told Femail (Daily Mail):


“‘Wearing heels excessively can definitely lead to the development of bunions. This may be the cause in Meghan’s case”.

Nevertheless there are various reasons for how bunions may occur, some of which are out of our control…



What is a Bunion?


A bunion is a misaligned toe joint which manifests itself as a bony lump at the base of the big toe. It occurs when the long foot bone shifts outwards towards the other foot & the big toe moves inwards towards the second toe resulting in a misalignment.




What causes bunions?


There are a number of causes for bunions to develop:


  1. Genetics
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Tight calf muscles
  4. Obesity
  5. Poorly fitted footwear
  6. Conditions/Syndromes


Click here to learn more about what causes bunions.



What are good shoes for bunions?

When it comes to buying shoes specifically made for bunions, it can be a challenge to find a glamorous style that delivers on superior comfort to ensure your bunions are supported and concealed.


But at last, the verdict is out and bunion sufferers CAN enjoy high heels! Orthopaedic keyhole bunion ­specialist Kumar Kunasingam claims in the Mirror:


“Although high heels are not thought to help bunions, there is no need to avoid them. Instead, wear shoes that do not cover the top of bunions or rub”.


We have an answer to women who need a pair of elegant shoes for bunions so they can feel AND look glam!


All of our shoes are designed especially for ladies with bunions and wide feet which incorporates our innovative ‘Juanet’ shoe technology, high-cut designs to avoid cutting into the bunion area & gorgeous, luxurious materials.


Royalty can have bunions and look fabulous, and now so can you! Shop our full Sole Bliss collection, enjoy indulgent comfort and dress like royalty!







What other celebrities suffer from bunions? Read our Blog on 50 Celebrities with Bunions here!


If you have any questions about finding the best shoes for your feet, please contact our Customer Care team who are highly knowledgeable and here to help!

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Team Sole Bliss xo

When it comes to comfort, Lisa Kay knows it all! Lisa has been a Shoe Designer for over 20 years. She has used her own experience dealing with bunions to create Sole Bliss - the shoe brand dedicated to women with bunions, wide feet and sensitive soles. Lisa has worked with Italian and Spanish artisans and the world’s leading podiatrists to create the best shoes for women with bunions and wide feet. Every pair of Sole Bliss shoes contains an award-winning, podiatrist-approved Comfort Technology.

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